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Campus flags lowered to honor slain Dallas police officers

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:12 am
by angel
President Joseph I. Castro has directed that the University's flags be lowered to half-staff at noon today until sunset and be posted as such from sunrise to sunset daily through July 12 in memory of the Dallas police officers killed last night (July 7), following President Barack Obama’s proclamation today.

The order will be in effect at all three flag installations on campus (Veterans Monument by Thomas Building, Save Mart Center and North Gym) and Fresno State athletic venues where feasible.

Dr. Castro said: “We at Fresno State are profoundly saddened by the tragedy that occurred in Dallas. We pray that the turmoil our nation has endured with these reoccurring tragedies will be overcome through a collective effort by all. Our campus and nation are stronger when we consistently respect each other, especially when we might disagree, and focus on strategies that lift and unite us rather than divide us."